Recorded Webinars

As a benefit to Music Biz membership, members can view recordings of past webinars for free!

Non-members can view recorded Music Biz webinars for just $29.


December 12, 2019 – Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets

At Synchtank, we understand that effective catalog and asset management is now more important than ever. In this webinar, we run through the best practices for rights holders to manage their assets and data in order to maximize revenue and avoid legal complications. Topics will include: Cleaning up your data to optimize your catalog for clearance, monetization and discovery; Avoiding loss of revenue by improving rights management; Establishing good working relationships with your co-rights holders (e.g. master rights holders) to avoid issues with copyright exploitation and clearance; Optimizing your catalog for acquisition and understanding the legal and financial due diligence processes involved and how better data can dramatically increase valuation and ease of sale. Also featured in this session is Erin M. Jacobson, aka “The Music Industry Lawyer,” a practicing attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, and a wide variety of other music professionals.


December 5, 2019 – Music Data in the Modern World: How to Navigate Through the Ever-Expanding Streaming Universe

Led by music industry software veterans Dave Bagley and Aashish Pathak of Vistex, this webinar spotlights tips for managing extensive streaming sales transactions, transferring data (importing/exporting/API’s), tracking and paying the micro-decimal-sized royalty calculations. The team will also explore how to best exploit the artificial intelligence derived from sophisticated data analytics. Dave and Aashish explore this unique set of challenges and demonstrate how Vistex GTMS can help you overcome them.


November 21, 2019 – Jaxsta’s Innovative Approach to Music Credits: How It Could Help Your Career

In the past, music makers could rely on vinyl and CD liner notes to ensure they received credit for their work. But in this digital age, that’s no longer the case. Jaxsta Co-Founder and CEO Jacqui Louez Schoorl recognized the scale of this issue several years ago, and in 2015 co-founded a ground-breaking database of official music credits. Having established data partner agreements with myriad record labels, industry associations, publishers and royalty agencies across the globe — including The Recording Academy, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Merlin and most recently APRA AMCOS — Jaxsta has more than 30 million pages of official credits covering artists, songwriters, producers and engineers, a number that is growing daily. In this webinar, Jacqui discusses the journey of Jaxsta, how its groundbreaking technology will assist artists in gaining more work, and the various ways in which Jaxsta Pro will benefit your business, from simplifying the sync process and helping you monetize your metadata to offering exclusive market insights and access to industry contacts.


November 15, 2019 – Connect With Your Most Important Customer: Your Concert Attendees

The music industry suffers from the inability to connect with its most important customer segment: concert-goers. Stakeholders need a better way to identify and engage with fans that attend events. Live Music Loyalty is a mobile app that helps fans discover, check in and share memories of their experiences. The LML platform verifies concert attendance and helps our partners build relationships with their core customers. In this webinar presented by award-winning Wall Street analyst Jeffrey Warshauer, founder of Live Music Loyalty and the Corporate Governance Officer at the New Jersey Division of Investment, you will learn more about Live Music Loyalty’s summer pilot program and how they helped emerging artists in Asbury Park, NJ connect with and grow their audience.


November 7, 2019 – Creating A Sustainable Brand

“Brand” has become a buzzword in the music industry in the past few years. Artists now understand their fans are not only interested in their music, performance, etc., but also in the actual creator. But how do you develop this brand into something tangible and, more importantly, one that can be monetized? Understanding how to build a genuine brand which organically aligns with your fans is one of the most important things an artist can do in today’s music industry. In this webinar, serial music entrepreneur Brian Penick from Legacy Entertainment Ventures explores artists’ brands from development to achieving sustainability.


October 31, 2019 – The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: 2018 x 2019

It was just last year that Hip Hop was dominating the Hot 100 Top 10… Over the past nine months, Pop has taken over as the top primary genre, average tempo is at a five-year high, and over half of number one hits are under three minutes in length. Today’s hits are changing faster than ever — on every level — from the songwriting and production techniques used to craft them to the influences and instruments shaping their sound. Compositional analytics can be a powerful tool when it comes to making songwriting, production, and business decisions. It can help you spot evolving and waning trends, select a single, determine the best time to release a song, and so much more. In this webinar, Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founders Yael and David Penn to take a deep dive into current Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 compositional trends and get in tune with what’s driving today’s most successful songs at the compositional level.


October 24, 2019 – Audiomonitor 2019: Expanded

AudienceNet’s Audiomonitor 2019 provides insight into the latest music consumption trends, including time spent listening, devices and formats used, discovery and content preferences. This year, AudienceNet will be expanding the scope of Audiomonitor to explore additional areas of interest for the industry. World music will be covered in more detail, as we investigate interest in and engagement with music from different countries, cultures and in non-English languages. AudienceNet will also be adding new topic areas, such as the (positive) impact of music on consumers’ mental health, and the relationship between music and gaming. This webinar, presented by AudienceNet’s Head of Research Sania Haq,  provides an overview of key insights from Audiomonitor 2019 (US).


October 17, 2019 – Linking Fans to Bands: Deepening Fan Engagement from Pre-Release through Post-Show

Artist marketing is successful only when information from all of a musician’s online activities can be both customized to the individual fan and globally aggregated for actionable insights. Linkfire is a music marketing platform and smart link management company that connects fans to different audio, video, ticketing, and merch options with just one social-media-friendly smart link, customized by their location. Linkfire has been used as part of the record-breaking pre-order campaigns for recent releases from Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, but is also an open platform available to anyone to use. In this webinar, company co-founder and CCO Jeppe Faurfelt shows how indie bands, labels, and marketers can use Linkfire to maximize their release and touring promotion.


October 10, 2019 – Pleased to MEAD You: Introducing the New DDEX Standard ‘Media Enrichment and Description’

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) is introducing a new music metadata standard, MEAD (Media Enrichment and Description). MEAD was designed to enable the communication of data that does not appear in the Electronic Release Notification (ERN) message. The latter is solely focused on the core data about releases being provided to DSPs by labels and distributors — at its simplest, this is data including artist name, track title, duration and some other contributors. The MEAD standard, on the other hand, will support the communication of different types of data about the releases, aimed specifically at facilitating better marketing and at improving the consumer experience for search and discovery. This type of data would include more detailed information about the compositions (songs) on the releases, much richer contributor data (including such roles as producers and engineers), artist nicknames, historic chart positions, focus track data, journalistic material, and much more. In this session, DDEX Secretariat members Mark Isherwood and Niels Rump discuss the new standard, and how it can help the music industry better reach consumers, especially as voice-activated search becomes more prevalent.


October 3, 2019 – What is Hi-Res Audio and Why Does It Matter in 2019?

Lossless and Hi-Res audio streaming & download service Qobuz gives audiophile consumers unprecedented access to music in the high-quality formats they love. Join us as Qobuz USA Managing Director Dan Mackta looks at why certain music fans are left unsatisfied by mass-market offerings. By providing the audio quality that most closely replicates what artists hear when they approve a master, along with the context and deep metadata that real aficionados require, Qobuz has introduced premium music streaming aimed at a segment of the market that has not yet gotten on board the streaming train. In this session, you wearn how Qobuz approaches streaming, why it still offers paid a la carte downloads, and how artists and labels get their music onto the platform. Dan also reviews co-marketing opportunities created by Qobuz’s 2019 entrance into the US market.